Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, January 30, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 VIDEO: Fran Drescher to Bring 'More Comedy & Glamour' to CINDERELLA Role; Watch Appearance on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2014

Fran Drescher stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to chat about making her Broadway debut in CINDERELLA in the role of Cinderella's stepmother Madame, beginning performances on February 4th for a 10-week run (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Liza Minnelli In AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... On TCM, 2/1
by Pat Cerasaro - January 30, 2014

Broadway and Hollywood legend Liza Minnelli is one of many starry participants in the new awards season-centric TCM documentary AND THE OSCAR GOES TO..., premiering this weekend on the noted movie lover's cable channel. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Great Scott! BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical to Land in West End Next Year; Workshops Set for Summer 2014 in LA, London
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

BACK TO THE FUTURE will be tuning its DeLorean time machine's 'flux capacitor' to a different frequency when it travels to the West End in musical form next year. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 STAGE TUBE: Trailer for National Theatre Live's CORIOLANUS Broadcast; Set for Today
by Stage Tube - January 30, 2014

National Theatre Live's fifth season continues with the highly-anticipated premiere of the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, directed byJosie Rourke, broadcast to cinemas and performing arts venues around the world from their Covent Garden home today, January 30, 2014 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). Check out the trailer below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 GLAAD Announces Nominees for 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for its 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo, and Hilton Worldwide. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD's work to bring LGBT images and stories to people around the world. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Photo Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Fie Years, Parade) is currently in previews at theGerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 VIDEO: Watch Anna Kendrick Star in New 'Non-Super Bowl' Spot!
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2014

Below, go behind the scenes of the Mega Huge Football Ad Newcastle Brown Ale almost made with the mega huge celebrity Anna Kendrick, who almost starred in it. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Playwright David Adjmi Files Suit to Save Former Off-Broadway Play 3C
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

Adjmi claims that his work does not infringe on THREE'S COMPANY's copyright, with his lawyers 'citing the First Amendment and the legal doctrine of fair use, argue that '3C' is an original parody that only borrows some elements from the sitcom to examine its premise, character types, and homophobia and sexism in that era.' The compaint includes support from Tony Kushner, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Twitter Watch: Kara Lindsay to Play Final Performance in Broadway's NEWSIES this Sunday
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

On Twitter, original NEWSIES cast member Kara Lindsay just announced that she'll play her final performance in the Broadway hit this weekend. Lindsay posted: (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Will Blum, Leigh Ann Larkin, Will Taylor, Chris Dwan & More to Star in Barry Manilow's HARMONY at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

Full casting is set for Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's "Harmony," a new musical, opening March 12, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and playing through April 13. (Previews begin March 4). (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Tracy Letts Fought Casting of McGregor, Cumberbatch for OSAGE COUNTY; Admits 'Glad I Lost the Fight'
by Movies News Desk - January 30, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Letts revealed that he was not in favor of casting Brits Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch in his AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY big screen adaptation. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 BEHIND THE SCENES: Angela Lansbury Returns To The West End
by Alice Chappell - January 30, 2014

Angela Lansbury discusses her illustrious career and her hopes for her latest project. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Breaking: JUNE MOON, LIVING ON LOVE, THE VISIT Revival with Chita Rivera and More Set for 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 30, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Main Stage Season, the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Main Stage Season will kick off on July 2, 2014 with a revival of Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman's June Moon, directed by WTF favorite Jessica Stone (July 2-13); the season will also include the World Premiere of Living on Love by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin (based on Kanin's play Peccadillo), with celebrated soprano Renee Fleming in her Festival debut, directed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (July 16 - 26), and the highly anticipated revival of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, featuring Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (July 31 - August 17). (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Angela Lansbury Dissects The Cast Album Recording Process
by Pat Cerasaro - January 30, 2014

Legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Angela Lansbury dissects the process of recording a cast album and reflects on her own most notable recordings as part of a new interview featurette. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Photo Flash: GREASE Sequel COOL RIDER Revs Into the West End - Twitter Round-Up!
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

COOL RIDER (formerly entitled Grease 2 in Concert) just performed at the West End's Lyric Theatre on January 27. Below, BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's and producer's Tweets leading up to COOL RIDER's debut. Scroll down to check out our social media round-up! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Alice Ripley, Jackie Hoffman and Special Honorees Carole J. Bufford and Marissa Mulder Set to Appear at BWW Cabaret Awards Show at Joe's Pub, 2/23
by Stephen Hanks - January 30, 2014

The star-studded list of Broadway stars and A-list cabaret performers keeps growing for the 2013 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards Show, to be staged at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street near Astor Place in Manhattan) on February 23 from 6:30-8:40 pm. Added to a stellar group that includes Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Terri White, Jane Monheit and Jason Robert Brown, are Tony Award Winner (now also a cabaret performer) Alice Ripley (photo left), who will perform representing Sondheim Unplugged at 54 Below, which won the BWW Cabaret Award for Best Variety Show or Recurring Series. Broadway favorite Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray, Xanadu, Adams Family) will appear to perform and accept her BWW Award for Best Musical Comedy Performance for her show at 54 Below. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 MISS SAIGON Reunion! Lea Salonga Poses With Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil
by Pat Cerasaro - January 30, 2014

Stage superstar Lea Salonga headlined this week's hotly anticipated DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? charity concert and the versatile vocalist took some time backstage to pose for a very special photo op with none other than the creators of three of her most notable roles, Kim in MISS SAIGON as well as both Eponine and Fantine in LES MISERABLES, the songwriting duo of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New Group's INTIMACY
by Walter McBride - January 30, 2014

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Dea Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 8 at TheNew Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 AEA President Issues Statement on Touring Contracts After Town Hall Meeting
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

As previously reported, Actors Equity recently held a town hall meeting for members to discuss salaries for touring productions. It was recently announced that the upcoming tours for Kinky Boots and Newsies willl offer its actors tiered contracts- with weekly salaries around $1,000, instead of the usual $1,800. The issue sparked much discussion on Twitter and Facebook, and now, AEA President Nick Wyman has released a new letter to all 50,000 equity members, including a summation of the town hall meeting, and what they can expect with touring productions in the years to come. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 30 BWW Blog: Adam Lendermon of Maltz Jupiter's A CHORUS LINE - Interview with 'Vickie Vickers'
by Guest Blogger: Adam Lendermon - January 30, 2014

For my last interview I chose both a local and one of our beautiful cut dancers (Vickie Vickers). She is a transplant to South Florida from NYC. I look forward to seeing her every night onstage, because she looks fantastic in her costume. Enjoy. (more...)


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